VISCOM 2010 SUCCESS FOR GRAPO TECHNOLOGIES – Manta Slim

VISCOM 2010 SUCCESS FOR GRAPO TECHNOLOGIES

manta slim

manta slim

New portfolio addition Manta Slim steals limelight at the Frankfurt show.

Olomouc, Czech Republic, November 09, 2010 – Grapo Technologies a.s., the Czech Republic manufacturer of wide format hybrid and flatbed UV printers reports its newly-launched Manta Slim was the star of the show at Viscom in Frankfurt, Germany.

“Printers were very interested to see how the Manta Slim can make a huge difference to their product offering. Not only were they amazed by the quality produced and how easily
the entry-level system could be operated but they were also impressed by attractive price,” said Sales Director Branislav Oravec. “There is nothing else like it on
the market that offers such a good quality/ price balance.”

Developed to easily enable printers to provide UV print to their customers without major financial investment, the space-saving Manta Slim takes up just half the footprint of its predecessor yet has a printing size of 2 x 1,5 meters. Using inks curable with UV lamps
it can print at 720 dpi on the widest range of rigid materials, including: foam board, cardboard, plastic, wood, metal, glass etc.

The system was also featured on key distributor Igepa Group’s stand and Hamburg branch manager Uwe Becker, commented on the advantages of the small sister to the market proven Gemini: “The Manta Slim is the perfect entry-level solution for start-up companies
or screen printers who want to get into digital printing with an attractive price/ratio performance. The Viscom special offer price generated a lot of interest from show-goers”.

Oravec added: “The initial response to the Manta Slim was very encouraging. Viscom has provided it with an excellent springboard into the market place and we were very pleased
to see how excited our customers were about the possibilities the new system offers them.”

Bundle with Aristo
Also garnering much visitor interest was the Grapo printer and Aristo cutter bundle offer.
It was created to help end users establish a profit-enhancing final product workflow solution.

“This cooperation offers synergies for both companies,” states Michael Hock, Market Manager at Aristo in Hamburg. “And for us especially it is a door opener to new customers in this for Aristo very important market field of large format printing. Presenting the workflow with e.g. Caldera on Grapo´s printers to Aristo´s cutters shows all clients how easy it is to reach best results for their end-customers”.

“Also our close co-operation with other market leaders such as the Caldera RIP increases the potential and performance of Grapo Technologies’ UV printing systems, making them more affordable for the global market.”,

Oravec concluded: “We were also delighted with the number of sales leads received at the show and the fantastic opportunity we had to further cement some long standing relationships. At the same time we also met a variety of potential customers we aim to work more closely with in the future.”

About Grapo Technologies
Czech Republic-based Grapo Technologies is the only wide-format printer manufacturer with origins as a print shop. Grapo’s founder, Radim Králik, manufactured his first UV-curable wide-format printer for his own print shop in 2003. When he launched it commercially
in 2004, Grapo Technologies was born.

Today, the company manufactures mid-market wide-format printers that use UV-curable inks. By drawing on its experience as a print shop operator and using smarter engineering, Grapo Technologies ensures that its systems are the most efficient and cost effective
on the market. Grapo Technologies‘ printers deliver optimal performance and are easy to use and maintain, keeping training and operating costs to a minimum. All Grapo Technologies systems are put through a rigourous testing process in Grapo’s own print shop environment prior to customer shipment.

Grapo Technologies printers are manufactured in Europe and are used to produce billboard displays, building wraps, point-of-purchase (POP) displays and more. Grapo Technologies currently offers four models – Manta, Octopus, Shark, Gemini – which are sold throughout Europe and the rest of the world through a network of distributors. Please see the whole product line offer on http://www.grapo.com.

For more information, please contact:

Lutt Willems, Duomedia Public Relations
T +32 2 454 85 57
E-mail: lutt.w@duomedia.com

Maja Ostadalova, Grapo Technologies
M +420 602 44 10 10
T +420 587 435 631
E-mail: mostadalova@grapo.com

ISBA Germany installs Manta Printer from Grapo Technologies

ISBA Germany installs Manta Printer from Grapo Technologies.

ISBA Germany installs Manta Printer from Grapo Technologies

Grapo Technologies, a manufacturer of UV large format roll-to-roll and flatbed UV printers based in the Czech Republic, today announced that ISBA and its parent company, German charity organization Lebenshilfe e.V., have acquired a Grapo Technologies Manta UV flatbed wide format printer to better meet emerging customer demands, especially with respect to tighter timeframes for delivery of printed display graphics. Lebenshilfe e.V. helps psychiatric patients to build confidence as they re-enter society. The system was sold and installed by Grapo Technologies’ distribution partner, Igepa Group GmbH & Co.

“After careful consideration of a wide range of available UV printing solutions,” said Production Manager Ranier Laske of ISBA, “we found the Manta from Grapo Technologies to be the most viable option. We needed to produce graphics larger than A3, and we also wanted to be able to print on unique substrates and in unusual formats with the fastest turnaround time possible. Manta met all of those needs and more. The Manta offers us unlimited application possibilities for printing on rigid or flexible substrates.”

Laske also points out that the environmental considerations of UV printing were important in the decision process, adding, “With solvent inks, more than 95% is emitted into the air during the printing process.  This is not a healthy situation for our employees. With UV-curable inks there are no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted into the atmosphere. In addition to their environmental benefits, printing with UV-curable inks consumes less ink and offers significant advantages when printing on uncoated stocks.  We also love the ‘pause’ feature on the Manta, which allows us to stop printing if a problem is observed and restart at the same spot where the problem occurred. This saves us a significant amount of media, which can be quite expensive.”

ISBA’s Mission

Since 1993, ISBA has focused on creating a healthy working environment for psychiatric patients.  As a protected workspace, ISBA employs 140 people and offers them the opportunity, following their stay in the clinic, to enjoy  a positive work experience. A structured daily routine established in eight different work groups allows psychiatric patients to regain simple values they have lost during a critical phase in their lives and grow their self-esteem. Of the total work force, 20 are occupied with digital wide and small format printing.  ISBA draws its printing clients from a number of industries, including electricity suppliers, metal processing and the fashion industry.

Robustness and Flexibility Differentiate the Manta

ISBA opted for the four-color version of the Manta but has the opportunity to add white ink should they have an increased demand for this application. “In particular, we liked the robustness of the machine, its flexible application possibilities and its ease of use,” commented Laske. “Especially for the people we employ, it is of extreme importance that they can easily operate the Manta. After a very short training period, our people were able to operate the system.  Thanks to the robustness of the machine, we have very little downtime. Any small interruptions can be easily fixed by our team.”

Creativity Without Limits

With its previous configuration, ISBA could only handle job orders in smaller formats, but the Manta has changed that. “With the Manta, the sky is virtually the limit in terms of formats and materials to print on,” says Laske. “That is important for us, since we have experienced growth in demand for large format applications.” Typical jobs printed by ISBA on the Manta vary from exhibition stand layouts, to dividers, car wraps, sticker prints, floor prints, displays, textile printing and even printing on doors.  As a promotion for its cafeteria, ISBA developed personalized jute bags.  “We do a lot of personalized printing on demand,” concluded Laske. “Many companies are talking about personalization, but we have been doing it for years. The Manta adds more flexibility and capability to our personalization and other projects.”

Manta Product Details

Grapo Technologies Svang inks ensure optimal adhesion to print media without the need for pre-coating.  The white ink option enables printing on dark backgrounds.  Maximum printing size is 2 x 3 meters at 720 dpi, with small, precise controlled drop sizes and precise dot placement, enabling excellent reproduction of skin tones or pastel-colored surfaces without color cuts or sharp transitions.

The Manta has a production speed of 110 square meters per hour and comes with many time- and cost-saving features.  For example, Grapo Technologies’ unique Twin Mode System, allows users to print on one half of the machine while preparing a second job on the other. This innovative feature stems directly from Grapo’s early years as a print shop, when it learned the importance of maximizing available space, reducing man hours and increasing operating efficiency.  The Twin Mode System uses two independent desk areas. While printing on one area, operators can place material for printing on the other side without disrupting the ongoing printing process. The ability to switch between print desks when using rigid materials ensures that jobs can flow with no interruption between them and with no valuable production time lost.

UV-curable inks also provide the option to pause printing in case of errors or other occurrences. Users can halt the printer midway through a job, and then restart exactly where they left off once the problem has been corrected, reducing the amount of media waste.

GRAPO – MANTA KM8/720UV – Индустриален принтер за печат върху множество от материали

GRAPO – MANTA KM8/720UV

Индустриален принтер за печат върху множество от материали било то твърди или гъвкави
(плоскости с дебелина до 5см, както и ролни медии)

Уважаеми господа, имаме удоволствието да представим на Вашето внимание следното оборудване:

Grapo Manta

Grapo Manta

Технически параметри:

MANTA е широко форматен UV хоризонтален принтер като отговор на фирма GRAPO s.r.o. на все по-високите изисквания за UV технологии. Този принтер може да бъде използван за печат върху твърди или гъвкави материали до 2,05m x 3,05m ширина и 60 mm дебелина.

Принтерът MANTA е оборудван с 8 Konica Minolta глави KM 512MH/14 pl. Софтуерът за пълен контрол на машината и софтуерът за RIP, заедно с администрирането на цветните профили за CMYK, включващ ICC цветни профили, са създадени от GRAPO. Принтерът е съставен от компоненти, подбрани за най-добра работа и издръжливост при продължителна работа.

Универсален принтер

Принтерът MANTA е създаден да оптимизира производствения процес. Лесен е за работа, изисква много малка поддръжка, може много лесно да се превключва за различни печатни задания, особено за твърди и някои гъвкави материали.

Виртуални работни пространства (TWIN MODE)

Тази уникална система съкращава времето за подготовка за работа. В TWIN MODE има две виртуални работни места, така че е възможно да се настройват началните точки за две, независими едно от друго, задания. Може да се печата в едната част на работното място и същевременно може да се прави подготовка на другото работно място. Тази технология е създадена от GRAPO.

Използваните UV съхнещи мастила се използват за широка гама от приложения за вътрешна и външна употреба, например за витрини, задно засветени дисплеи, метални щандове, печат върху мебели за дизайнерски студия, стъкло, репродукции на картини и др. Възможностите на принтера са наистина много големи – гъвкаво оборудване за хора с идеи.

Отпечатаните изображения, независимо от медията, върху която се печата, са винаги с високо качество.

Мастила

Специално създадените UV мастила постигат устойчива повърхност и блестящи цветове. Мастилата се нанасят безпроблемно върху твърдите материали като пластмаса, дърво, метал, стъкло и др. Възможно е, с прилагането на специални Primer покрития, да се повиши устойчивостта на отпечатания слой. Това спомага за достигане на най-добри резултати върху специфични твърди материали.

Мастилата за MANTA са създадени от Sun Chemical, най-големият производител на мастила в света. Като такива, мастилата с марка Crystal URG са създадени и произведени по най-висок стандарт, включващ ISO9001:2000 качество и ISO14001 съгласно законите за околната среда.

Бърза възвращаемост на инвестициите

Приемлива цена, ниска себестойност и високата продуктивност правят MANTA идеален избор за широка гама от дейности в цифровия печат.

Техническа спецификация

Печатна технология: Piezo drop-on-demand inkjet system

Печатни глави: 8xKonica Minolta Printheads, KM512 MH/ 14 pl

Печатна резолюция: 720 x 720dpi, 420 x 720 dpi

Максимална печатна площ: 2,05 m x 3,05 m

Максимална дебелина: 60 mm

Скорост на печат: Maximum up to 110 sq.m./hr.

Productional quality 30-40 sq.m./hr.

High quality 15-20 sq.m./hr.

Цветове: 4 colors CMYK x 2 ( 2 printheads per color/512 nozzles )

Мастила: GRAPO UV curable inks (CMYK)

Мастило фиксираща система: Air-cooled UV lamps – continual regulation

Тип медия:
PVC
плоскости, плексиглас, дърво, стъкло, керамика, метал, полиестер, пенокартон, термокол, картон, хартия, текстил и др.

Операционна система: Windows XP, NT

Печатен софтуер:
GRAPO графичен софтуер, управляван от Grapo RIP софтуер, ICC администриране на цветовете, многоезичен графичен интерфейс

Файл формат:
Всички популярни файл формати: TIFF, PDF, JFIF, EPS, PostScript,

Резервоар за мастило: 4x 5 Liters

Габаритни размери за транспорт: 2,6m x 2,4m x 4,6m (w,h,d)
4,5m x 1m x 0,7m (w,h,d)

Работно пространство: 4,5m x 1,7m x 5,5m (w,h,d)

Габаритни размери инсталация: 3,9m x 1,5m x 4,6m (w,h,d)

Тегло: 1250 kg

Електрически изисквания: 3 phase, 400 V, 50Hz, connector 3P+N+PE NN 3253,

Околна експлоатационна среда: Температура 15-29°C, подходяща влажност 30-70 %, обезпрашена среда.

Принтерът е оборудван с 8 принтиращи глави KONICA MINOLTA KM 512/14 pl. Всяка глава има перфектна система за температурен контрол (която работи съгласно информация, подавана от печатната глава) и подаване на мастилото с механично спиране. Почистването на главите се извършва с въздух под високо налягане. Мощните ултравиолетови лампи са с въздушно охлаждане. Печатната глава е с възможност за печат на материали с дебелина до 60 мм. Подаването на мастилото се осъществява от четири 5 литрови контейнера. Контейнерите са добре предпазени от ултравиолетово облъчване. Мастилото се транспортира през защитени от UV светлина тръбопроводи. Мастилото преминава през специална филтрираща система. Отрицателното налягане в печатните глави се контролира с регулатор. Работната маса е с алуминиева конструкция, която е разделена на 8 вакуум секции, с възможност за задържане на печатната медия.

Гаранция:

GRAPO – MANTA KM8/720 e с гаранция 24 Месеца. В края на гаранционния периoд се предлага договор за поддръжка. Договорът ще бъде изработен по начин, който да отговаря на индивидуалните нужди на клиента и ще се базира на принципите за обезпечаване и цена.

Обучение:

Пакетът предлага пет пълни дни обучение за оператори веднага след инсталацията.

Срок на доставка:

Доставката и инсталирането ще бъдат направени в рамките на 1 месец след датата на авансовото плащане (50%).

Подробности по отношение на доставката:

ФЮЖЪН ЕООД е отговорен за доставката на системата до вашия офис. Достъпът до местоположението за инсталиране на системата е отговорност единствено на клиента.

Всички допълнителни условия като мощност, канали, вентилация и необходими конструкции са отговорност единствено на клиента и трябва да бъдат обезпечени предварително преди доставката.

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